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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference

P.O. Box 5636

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone 631-360-0753       Fax 631-360-8127  
E-mail ligreenbelt@juno.com

October 2007 Hikes

To find the Greenbelt Office in Blydenburgh Park: from Route 25-25A in Smithtown, go south on Brooksite Dr.; at next light (New Mill Rd.), turn right to park entrance at end of road. From Route 347, find Brooksite Dr. between the 347-454 junction and Rt. 111; head north on Brooksite to New Mill Rd.; go left to the park. Follow the paved path at the west end of the lot to the Blydenburgh-Weld House.

 

IMPORTANT:

The first line of each listing includes TIME, DISTANCE, PACE, and TERRAIN, in that
order. "Info" means no reservation is necessary; call only if you need more information. "CALL" means you must call the leader to reserve a space on the hike.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: 

Certain risks are inherent in any hike or other L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference, Inc. (the “Greenbelt”) activity. Each Greenbelt member, guest, or non-member participant agrees to accept personal responsibility for his or her safety and the safety of minors accompanying such persons. The Greenbelt cannot ensure the safety of any participant on hikes or activities. In participating in Greenbelt activities, each such person agrees to hold harmless and free from blame the activity leaders and the Greenbelt, its officers, directors, and members, for any accident, injury, or illness which might be sustained from participating in hikes or other Greenbelt activities.

Saturdays – BLYDENBURGH HOUSE AND HISTORIC TOUR EVERY SATURDAY:
1:00 PM – 1 hour - easy – flat – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Learn the history of the 1821 Blydenburgh-Weld House and the nearby mill complex, and enjoy the paths along beautiful Stump Pond; tours run every Saturday; meet at the Greenbelt Office (directions at top of schedule).
 

Fri. Oct. 5 – TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL:

                9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.

Start the weekend early with a walk from the Trails Information Center in Manorville (1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70) to Wading River-Manor Rd. and back; bring water; rain cancels.

Sat. Oct. 6 – WILDWOOD WANDERING:

                10:30 AM – 4 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Explore the diverse woods, bluffs and beaches of Wildwood State Park; not for beginners; singles welcome; rain cancels; bring lunch for optional “picnic” on the beach, weather permitting; take William Floyd Pky. (L.I.E. Exit 68) north to end at NY 25A; go east, bear left onto Sound Ave, then left onto Hulse Landing Rd. to park entrance, meet in parking lot.

Sat. Oct. 6 -- PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

10:00 AM - Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-852-3449 the day of event.

The History of Manorville: Learn the fascinating history of this town in the heart of the Pine Barrens from Dorothy Magnani; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70; if you wish, take a self-guided walk afterwards on the trails behind the T.I.C., then return for our 1:00 PM program.

Sat. Oct. 6 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

1:00 PM - Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-852-3449 the day of event.

Ed Romaine: Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine discusses the Pine Barrens; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.

Sun. Oct. 7 – PINE TRAIL OUT-AND-BACK:

                9:30 AM – 4.4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Ray, 631-928-2989. 

This hike is on a section of the Paumanok Path from NY 25 to Sandy and Grassy ponds and back;  meet at Pine Trail parking lot, NY 25, 6/10 mile east of Wm. Floyd Pky., Ridge; bring water and bug spray; rain cancels.

Sun. Oct. 7 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

1:00 PM - Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-852-3449 the day of event.

Lee McAllister: Hiker and author Lee McAllister discusses, and signs, his book, Hiking Long Island; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.

Sun. Oct. 7 – BAYARD ARBORETUM WALK & DAHLIA SHOW:

10:30 AM – 3.5 miles – easy, flat – Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.

A hike for singles, but all welcome; this 690-acre former estate on the banks of the Connetquot River offers paths through woods, gardens and along the river’s edge; bring water and a smile; lunch available at the Cafι; opt to stay for free Dahlia flower show being held at the Carriage House; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; parking fee, or free with Empire pass; take Southern State Pkwy to Exit 45E, then east on Montauk Highway 0.25 mile to entrance on right side.

Sun. Oct. 7 – MUTTONTOWN PRESERVE FAMILY FUN:

2:00 PM – 4.5 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Explore this Nassau County treasure during the beautiful autumn foliage; pace will be moderate, with stops along the way to learn about some of the trees, plants, and history; appropriate for families; bring water and snack; boots suggested; from intersection of NY 106 and NY 25A, go 1 block west on 25A to Muttontown Lane, south into preserve parking lot; meet at main building.

Mon. Oct. 8- COLUMBUS DAY FIRE ISLAND HIKE:

                11:00 AM – 4 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Lynne, 631-585-3040, evenings.
Visit the Fire Island Lighthouse, then walk through the beach communities of Kismet and Saltaire; stop for lunch on the bay; bring lunch; rain cancels; meet at the Robert Moses State Park boardwalk entrance to the lighthouse at east end of Field 5 (parking fee or free with Empire Pass).

Wed. Oct. 10 – WILDWOOD WANDERING:

                1:00 PM – 5 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.

A weekday afternoon return to this diverse state park; rain cancels; take William Floyd Pky. (L.I.E. Exit 68) north to end at NY 25A; go east, bear left onto Sound Ave, then left onto Hulse Landing Rd. to park entrance, meet in parking lot.

Sat. Oct. 13 – NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL CELEBRATION—WALT WHITMAN LOOP:

                10:00 AM – 3.8 miles – moderate – hilly - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Our Walt Whitman Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail; help us celebrate on this walk in West Hills County Park, including the highest spot on Long Island; bring snack and liquid; from L.I.E. Exit 49 or No. St. Pky. Exit 40, go north on NY 110 one mile beyond parkway; look for left turn at brown historic sign onto Old Walt Whitman Rd.; go left on Reservoir Rd. (opposite Whitman Birthplace), left again on Reservoir Rd.; follow to end of road. Celebration and refreshments afterwards at nearby Walt Whitman Birthplace; rain may abbreviate the walk, but the celebration will occur regardless. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Sun. Oct. 14 – TRAIL VIEW & COLD SPRING HARBOR STATE PARKS:

8:00 AM – 12 miles – fast – hilly – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Great cardio workout!  Head up through the beautiful hills of the north shore to Cold Spring Harbor, pause to appreciate the harbor view with its fall foliage, and hop back down the hills again; hiking experience and good knees recommended; bring water and snack; meet at Trail View State Park, north side of Jericho Turnpike (NY 25), several traffic lights east of Seaford Oyster Bay Exwy. (NY 135) and just past Stop & Shop; from the east, lot is just west of Woodbury Rd.

Sun. Oct. 14 – LEARN GEOCACHING

                11:00 AM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Come to the Greenbelt Office in Blydenburgh Park and let David Reisfield teach you the increasingly-popular pastime of geocaching.; meet at our Office(see directions at top of schedule).

Sun. Oct. 14 – DWARF PINE SPECIAL:

                12:30 PM – 2-3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Visit the globally-rare Dwarf Pine Plains for a loop walk and a chance to see endangered buck moths; also go across the road to the short new Dwarf Pines Interpretive Loop; bring water; rain cancels; meet in dirt lot at s.w. corner of NY 27 and C.R. 31 (Sunrise Hwy. Exit 63). E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Fri. Oct. 19 – TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL:

                9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.

Start the weekend early with a walk from the Trails Information Center in Manorville (1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70) to Wading River-Manor Rd. and back; bring water; rain cancels.

Sat. Oct. 20 – PLAINVIEW PERAMBULATION:

                10:00 AM – 4 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.

Explore central parts of the Nassau-Suffolk Trail network; meet at St. Pius Catholic Church lot, Washington Ave., Plainview; bring water; heavy rain cancels.

Sat. Oct. 20 – HECKSCHER FALL SINGLES HIKE:

                10:30 AM – 5 miles – moderate pace – flat – Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.

A hike through the trails of Heckscher State Park; for singles, but all welcome;  good time for fall color; bring water and snack; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; take So. St. Pky. east to the end at Heckscher Park; follow park loop road to Field 7; meet at Greenbelt sign at s.e. corner of field; possible parking fee, or free with Empire pass.

Sat. Oct. 20 – INDIAN ISLAND AFTERNOON SAUNTER:

2:00 PM – 2 miles – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Take an easy walk in this fine Suffolk County park on the Peconic River; beginners welcome; singles welcome; bring money for optional wine tasting at local vineyard following the hike; rain cancels; meet in parking lot inside park entrance on C.R. 105, Riverhead (entrance is north of golf course entrance).

Sun. Oct. 21 – FALL VISTAS ON THE WANTAGH NATURE TRAIL:

                1:00 PM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.

Grab a camera for spectacular peak fall foliage reflecting off the lakes and streams of our newest Greenbelt trail; you won’t believe you’re still in Nassau County as we tour the Twin Lakes Preserve; children 10 or older welcome; rain cancels; meet at Forest Lake School; take Wantagh Pky. Exit W5W (NY 27), go west to first light, then right onto Old Mill Rd., about Ύ mile to school.

Mon. Oct. 22 - OAK BRUSH PLAINS SPECIAL:

                10:00 AM – 2-3 miles – easy – flat – Info, Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk in the now-rare remnants of the Oak Brush Plains; we’ll explore Edgewood Preserve, then take a car trip to the nearby Bishop’s Tract for a brief look at another, lesser known patch of oak brush; rain cancels; meet at Edgewood Preserve parking lot, east side of Commack Rd., north of the LIRR Ronkonkoma line; from the north, take L.I.E. Exit 52, go south on Commack Rd. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Sat. Oct. 27 – FORT CORCHAUG NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY HIKE:

                10:00 AM – 2 miles – easy – flat – Info: Dave, 845-626-2038.

An easy, informative walk at one of Long Island’s premier archeological sites; optional second hike in Laurel Lake Park afterwards; bring lunch and liquid; meet at the Fort Corchaug parking area on Main Road in Cutchogue; call or email Daviation61@aol.com  for more detailed directions.

Sat. Oct. 27 – ERIK’S REPTILE EDVENTURE:

                11:00 AM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Bring the kids to see Erik Callender and his live reptile show at the Blydenburgh-Weld House; fun and educational; short hike afterwards with Nancy Manfredonia; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule).

Sat. Oct. 27 – A SPIRITED EVENT:  

                1:00 PM – Info, Office, 631-360-0753.  
Happy Halloween from the founding family spirits of Smithtown; come and visit two of Smithtown's historical cemeteries; meet at the Blydenburgh-Weld House (see directions at top of schedule) for an introduction to the Blydenburgh Family and then on to the cemeteries by car; take a walk on your own in beautiful Blydenburgh Park before or after.

Sun. Oct. 28 – NORTHWEST PATH & WHITE PINES:

10:00 AM – 8 miles – moderate – varied –  Info or directions: Rick, 631-267-6608.

Experience Long Island's largest white pine forest, hiking the beautiful Northwest Path in East Hampton; includes a side jaunt to Northwest Harbor; bring lunch and liquid; meet at trailhead parking area on NY 114, just south of Edwards Hole Road, between East Hampton and Sag Harbor. 

Sun. Oct. 28 – BABYLON VILLAGE HIKE:

10:30 AM – 3 miles – easy – flat – CALL: Lynne, 631-585-3040 evenings.
Walk from the Great South Bay along the Shore Road canal and around Argyle Lake on Montauk Highway; rain cancels; hike limited to twenty, so call to reserve; from So. St. Pky. to Exit 40, go south on Deer Park Ave. to Montauk Hwy, where road takes slight jog to the right and becomes Fire Island Ave.; watch signs carefully, as road makes turns; at fork near end, bear right and park in pool parking lot.


 

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